FOOLING YOURSELF IS EASY. FORGIVING YOURSELF ISN'T. A family thriller from author & filmmaker, David Temple
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A tragic accident threatens to destroy a pastor's family and sets into motion a complex betrayal between two brothers, while exposing secrets no one wants to face.
Chasing Grace is a gritty, real and powerful film that pulls no punches, but still has a heart. It's a story that explores the redemptive power of forgiveness.
// This is one film you'll be thinking about long after the screen fades to black.
Michael Joiner plays Jonathan Matheson, a man who loves his family and church more than anything. But when a tragedy strikes, he learns life isn't always black & white and often the "grey in-between" can be dangerous.
"This is not your typical preachy movie about forgiveness. I think some will be surprised at some of the directions the movie takes. However, the final message is about forgiveness of others and forgiveness of ourselves." -Maria Gagliano, Amazon.com Reviewer
"Chasing Grace skillfully allows the identity structures of family, faith, grief and forgiveness to bubble up to the surface in the cinematic experience. Raw and unbiased, the film takes us on a journey through life's unmentionables in the authentic struggles of the American family, tragedy and stereotypical community roles. [It is] beautiful, honest and surprising, as well as a great catalyst for self reflection on understanding what we hold dear either holds us in captivity or sets us free." -Amazon.com Reviewer
"Before you think this is just another church movie think again; it's for anyone, anywhere who needs anything as important as grace in their life. Love this movie! Don't miss the opportunity to see an incredible movie with a powerful message about moving through life with compassion." -Tammy Scott, DWELL Magazine
"The messages I took from this movie is that Pastor's are not perfect and can struggle with vices just like anyone,and that tragedies can make a family stronger or it can tear families apart." -margmclaug, Amazon.com Reviewer
"The title alone is intriguing. The acting is superb to the point where I forgot about the actors and became enmeshed in the characters and story within seconds. Congratulations to writer/director/producer/actor, David Temple, for creating a story that is satisfying...yet begs for more!" Dr. Tom Taylor, Author & Wellness Expert
"The movie deals with people not facing their own issues and shows how model families can be dysfunctional underneath their perfect exterior...and how secrets & lies can take on a life of their own. Thankfully, the message of forgiveness comes through as the family copes with the loss in their own flawed ways." Mason Canyon, Amazon.com Reviewer
"The anointing of Almighty God is on Chasing Grace. The story is so well-constructed, directed and acted that, more than an observer, I became a participant. I was among the first to see a "rough cut". I wept, laughed and clapped with abandon, as the lights came up, telling the director, David Temple, "You've made God approachable and shown His heart of love for His children without preaching!" -Barbara Brown, Author of "A Walking Miracle"
"It reaches down right into your soul. I pray that David's work unleashes a movement of forgiveness and grace the likes of which this world has never seen." -Claudia Gabrielle
"The book, "Discovering Grace" is a story with heart and a lot of depth, and I think people are going to be talking about this film adaptation for years to come." -Ralph Henderson, HRH Enterprises, Inc.
"The characters are real and the cinematography is perfect. To watch growth unfold touches deep within. The ministering that David has received from God will be infused through his work in a powerful way." -Laura Michael
"It was unlike other faith-based films I review; the subject matter was heavier, the acting genuine and the story compelling. Temple and his team snagged a powerful ensemble cast and made a film that is poignant, thought-provoking, and dramatic. This was genuine storytelling that didn’t sugar-coat life." -Carl Barnhill, twelve:thirty media
Our cast includes: Michael Joiner (The Grace Card), Rusty Martin (Courageous), Ashlee Payne (Resurrection), Abigail Cornell (Twilight) & David Temple (The Confession).
Our Cast & Crew come from: Charlotte, Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Asheville & Waynesville, NC, Los Angeles, CA, Chicago, IL, Kansas City, MO and Atlanta, GA.
We believe families, theaters & churches everywhere will want to support a film that deals with so many poignant topics. Please spread the word!